§ Mr. Swinney
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the percentage of the NHS performance pool money announced by his Department on 18 March 1998 for NHS trusts which met waiting list targets which has been allocated; if he will give the value of such money distributed to each health trust; what criteria were used to make awards; and if he will publish the target levels for waiting lists for each health trust and the actual current level of waiting list. 
§ Mr. Galbraith
[holding answer 18 January 1999]: No allocations have yet been made from the money set aside to reward good performance by NHS Trusts in reducing waiting lists. The target levels for waiting lists reductions are held at Health Board level and are given in Table A. Waiting lists figures, by Health Board, at 30 September 1998 are set out in Table B. Waiting lists data, by Health 379W Board, is published quarterly, and the figures for 31 December 1998 are not yet available. From 1 July 1999 this will be a matter for the Scottish Parliament.
Table A: NHS in Scotland: Waiting lists to be met by 31 March 1999, by Health Board Health Board Target Argyll and Clyde 7,304 Ayrshire and Arran 6,113 Borders 1,565 Dumfries and Galloway 2,290 Fife 7,732 Forth Valley 4,308 Grampian 8,757 Greater Glasgow 13,307 Highland 3,380 Lanarkshire 9,525 Lothian 11,874 Orkney 184 Shetland 379 Tayside 7,336 Western Isles 450
Table B: NHS in Scotland: Inpatient and day case waiting list, by Health Board, on 30 September 1998 Health Board Number waiting Argyll and Clyde 7,083 Ayrshire and Arran 5,916 Borders 1,497 Dumfries and Galloway 2,137 Fife 8,109 Forth Valley 4,030 Grampian 9,583 Greater Glasgow 13,738 Highland 3,403 Lanarkshire 9,264 Lothian 10,701 Orkney 213 Shetland 413 Tayside 8,252 Western Isles 419
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